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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Edward Meany
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 245 to 247
probate year 1907
Edward Meany deceased.
Know all men by these presents
that I Edward Meany of Avondale Harbor Main Dist. in the Island of Newfoundland
fisherman, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish
this my last will and testament
Firstly I give and bequeath
to my beloved wife Mary Meany my dwelling House and outhouses with a piece
or parcel of land situated as follows two Hundred and fifty feet by Main
Line of Road North of Barn 240 feet South west to Gravel Pit from thence
in a straight line to main line including Cabbage garden. Also a piece
or parcel of land situated on the lee side of Road 70 feet by the Road
from Flynns Bounds Also a piece or parcel of land situated on Meany’s
Road what is fenced, to have and hold for ever. After my wife’s (Mary
Meany) death the aforesaid property will revert to my beloved son Dinnis
Meany to have and to hold his heirs and assigns forever
I give and bequeath to my beloved sons James Meany Edward Meany and John
Meany a piece or parcel of land Starting from a point on main line of Road
250 feet from barn thence south west along by Gravel Pit to Aids Bounds
to be divided equally between them John Meany to have North East part along
by Smarts Edward Meany to have next part and James
Meany South west part.
Gravel Pit for use of all.
Also I give and bequeath to my son
James Meany a piece of land Situated on Dock Ridge North Side of Road from
Bryne’s boundary to Kennedy’s not to go up over the Hill I give and bequeath to my son Edward
Meany a piece of land situated on
Dock Ridge South of Road bounded by Sullivan and Power on the South
give and bequeath to my Grand son Arthur Meany a piece
of land situated on Dock Ridge Road Bounded by Bryan on the north East
and Kennedy on the south west along by Dock Ridge Road to have and to hold
his heirs and assigns forever.
I give and bequeath to my sons James and
John a piece of land south of Main line of Road reaching
from 70 feet aforesaid to Road leading to fishing room to be divided between
I give and bequeath to my sons Edward and Dinnis
Meany that piece
of land from Road leading to fishing room aforesaid along by main line
of Road to within 40 feet of Long Bridge Edward to have north East half
also I give and bequeath to my son Edward Meany the Gravel Pit on Main
Line of Road with land on south west of Road leading land owned by Maurice
and bequeath to my sons John and Edward Meany a piece of land situated
on Meany’s Road bounded by Flannigan on the South west and Wood Path
on the north to be equally divided between them
I give and bequeath
to my sons Edward John and Dinnis all that piece or parcel of land Situated
on the north Side of Wood Path aforesaid and bounded by Edward
North East and James Meany on the South west twenty chains Back to be equally
divided between them Dinnis to have north East Part
a point of land outside of Smarts fence if not sold Dinnis to
be the owner My wife is at liberty to sell any
piece or parcel of land if not cared for by said Sons
I appoint Michael
Moore Avondale executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Edward
Meany set my hand and seal hereunto
this fifteenth day of March one thousand nine hundred and two Edw
Meany his O mark Signed Sealed Published
and declared by the said Edward Meany as and for his
last will and testament in presence of us who in presence of each other
and at his request have hereunto Subscribed our names as witnesses witness John
Moore William Moore
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 20. 07
April 5. 07
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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